Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Time out! Its back to school

Hubby recently went back to school. He is in an MBA program and one thing I was warned and prepared for is the amount of time that Hubbs spends away from school. It doesn't bother me too much to be honest. But I know that even though this decision is a good one ( and the right one for our family), it can take it toll. He often feels that he is missing out. 

I don't know about you but I really wanted to help him feel loved and appreciated throughout this new experience for all of us. I am sure it is a bit stressful going from working full time and making a pretty good income to going to school full time and making a $0 income. There are so many factors and reasons to be worried about the future. However, as his helpmeet/partner/wife/best friend/cheerleader, I need to be there to SUPPORT him. I want him to know that even if he has a bad day or a bad interview or just is plain burnt out, that he has a fan club at home. A place of refuge. That I am on his side 110%. 

With all that said, I wanted to put together a short list (oh boy, there are the lists again) of things I can print out and give to him to say "I am here for you. I am rooting for you." 

Super Hero Dad by Kiki Comin  (her stuff is AWESOME! Lots of freebies and her etsy shop rocks!!)
Originally created for Fathers Day. But I am going to use it for just a "normal day" and stick it in his backpack. because he is a super hero every day and I know it will put a big smile on his face. 

Made to order lunch bags by Mooreminutes. I try to make his lunch everyday. Wouldn't this be a fun way to have him fill out what he wants. It sure beats me interrupting him to ask.

Naptimejournal. Fill these left over bottles with his favorite treat. The labels rock too! You can give him one a day/week/month... so versatile. 

 We LOVE these shower notes by HowDoesShe in our house! And while this post is geared to your spouse, you can share the love by writing notes to your kids. Good luck on the test, you are loved etc. Why not help everyone feel extra loved. When you have a full love tank, nothing gets you down! 

From Love, Actually. Amazing Dating site. Lots of easy and steamy ideas. (wink wink). I did this one year and he loved it. Since then I have made the book and given to friends of mine as bridal shower gifts. Lemme tell ya... this makes hubby SO HAPPY!!!

Use instagram? Or just text messages? Send him photos of ou and the kiddos so he knows what is going on and feels included. Check out RebeccaCoopers photo checklists

I know it says fathers Day but that just means Extra Special idea for dad. And he doesn't even have to be a dad to get this jar of kisses made by smysisterssuitcase from you. 

I just think this is funny and I KNOW hubbs will laugh right out loud. Its good for the soul to laugh

this deck of love is such a fab idea! you can get all your supplies at the Dollar store and make it on one afternoon. Get the kids on on the action as well. Tuck it away in his backpack during finals or when he is having an extra busy week to show him you love and appreciate him. 

Kikicreates again. I can't help it. She sorta gets it. These Love Notes are perfect!!

 I saw this box a tic-tacs at the store one day. I bought 4. Since they were his alma maters colors, it has been fun to leave them every time a new sports season starts. And then he has very minty breath which makes for great kissing! 

Wouldn't you love to have these in your lunch? Banana Love Notes. You could even get a little scandalous in your message and get that hubby of your home quicker! 

head on over to Living Locurto for this great anytime thankful candy bar  printable 
And finally... bYu cupcakes. Make a batch for his study group. Makes you the awesome wife and makes your hubby happy to married to you as well. Its a win-win. 

**extra idea: Stop by at lunch or during a break and take some funny/cute pictures.  then use this free $40 from paper coterie to make a book of you! 

***please link up anything that you find that fits in**

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